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FRED FEST: High drama in the village

May 9, 2013

A picture can say thousands of words. Unfortunately, the photo on the front page of our newspaper on Tuesday was reduced to these four words: students out of control....

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sammiB

May-12-13 3:44 PM

Its noisey, its obnoxious but so is downtown Fredonia most weekends. I have no issue with the partying, its part of life in a college town. I just wish the garbage and destruction of private property would stop. I hate going for a morning walk and having to walk over beer cans, bras and garbage on the sidewalks. Its fine to have fun, we all were young once, but somewhere along the line, responsibility should come into play.

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commentor

May-10-13 11:07 AM

If the college didn't take away many of the activities bands etc they usually have there would have been less students in town. It happens every year. If you don't live near student housing you won't even know it's happening. If you do you suffer. It's a college town and if it weren't for the college Fredonia would disappear. Bars and pizza make a fortune. It will continue to happen so learn to live with it. If you are a landlord plan that weekend to supervise your rentals and contain the parties to a reasonable level. You make money off of these students all year long. Now pay the piper.

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concerned

May-09-13 8:15 PM

Had the roof collapsed some dirt bag lawyer would make it all the landlords fault for not posting the weight limit of the roof and not having a railing. We all know it's some one else's fault!

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killers

May-09-13 7:09 PM

Remember the Drunkfest brings money to the community so unless there is a major incident the powers to be will look the other way.

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localresident

May-09-13 9:28 AM

"The second word is taxes. Just recently, this clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board was hammering the Fredonia village board for increasing the spending on village services like policemen. And now, they are all but saying, "Hooliganism in the streets!! Students run amok! We should have cops!" "

Right. Lets spend a $150k + on a couple extra police (plus benefits) for two days out of the year. Why didn't anybody think of that before?!

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Steiner

May-09-13 9:13 AM

dc does not disappoint . he said gaggle again. He knows little of debate, just names. His favorite people, the guys in blue goofed this up. everyone knows it was Fred fest. The cops should have been out on patrol looking for something. Hey dc, it sounds a little like boston bombing eh? Your guys in blue bungling it again. Dc gives us more of your learned nuggets, another one of your favorites.

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Steiner

May-09-13 9:07 AM

Just think of the retorts by activists if the porch roof collapsed.We would hear rich property owner takes advantage of poor students. It shows for sure the kids no little of the real world . Perhaps the college could teach more courses on diversity or recycling.My siblings and i built tree houses when little. Our dad inspected the house before we were let in it as a group. Of course, we did have a dad, a rare thing nowadays.

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Dcronlg

May-09-13 9:05 AM

Yes, a picture can say a thousand words.

The first word is money. Just think how much money these students inject into the local economy every year wit their spending and how economically worse we would be without them.

The second word is taxes. Just recently, this clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board was hammering the Fredonia village board for increasing the spending on village services like policemen. And now, they are all but saying, "Hooliganism in the streets!! Students run amok! We should have cops!"

The gaggle is priceless.

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DarkStar

May-09-13 8:59 AM

PR24601,

I have to agree, while I wont excuse bad behavior by anyone let's not blow it out of proportion either.

Kids will be kids, and I've seen adults in the area do things far more stupid that overloading a roof, as was shown in the picture.

As for the crowd, was this any worse, or make more noise, then those living by the dock are subjected to by music on the pier?

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PR24601

May-09-13 8:15 AM

I like how every year people forget that they did some dumb stuff when they were younger too.

I think the village does a good job on FredFest weekend. The cops pretty much say keep the party on your property and we'll let everything slide. They were in college once too. Plus the weather was the best we've had in years for FF.

For those who still want to have a stick up their derriere, unless you're nearing 200 years old, you should probably get over yourselves - you chose to live in a college town.

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joew

May-09-13 7:33 AM

Have no clue where the police were but you can bet the lawyers were watching!

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shofuh

May-09-13 7:26 AM

This is front page news? Its a good thing we all live in a very rural and safe area where nothing happens. You would all have heart attacks if you saw what happened in areas actually populated by humans.

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judeye

May-09-13 7:11 AM

Where were the police? This clearly must have been infraction of some law.

I know having a toddler size upholster chair on my front porch got me a warning that it had to be moved or I would get a ticket. So then how can kids standing on the roof of a porch be legal?

Yet, must admit where we live this year did not seem as bad as other years. We had nothing broken or stolen.

Lots of noise though..including live bands! Just wished their choice in music was better. Hate rap.

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